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ERTW 01-29-2012 05:01 PM

GTA Malibu
 
Hey all,

My name is Chris, and I received my Bachelor's of Mechanical Engineering from GMI EMI. I focused on fluid mechanics, for the purpose of designing engines.

I have a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS, and there are plenty of things that I'm not happy with. It's rated at 30 mpg highway, which is dismal for a 4 cylinder imho. This site has already helped me get as high as 37 mpg highway. It's hard to p&g because the car is such a brick.

mcrews 01-29-2012 05:11 PM

welocome!!!

johnunit 01-29-2012 06:56 PM

Welcome from a fellow Torontonian.

cfg83 01-29-2012 07:41 PM

ERTW -

Welcome to EM! I think your 7th-gen 2008 Malibu is better looking than the current one. The proportions are spot-on and the lines are *clean*. I wish the Malibu Maxx had been continued with your-gen Malibu.

CarloSW2

ERTW 01-30-2012 11:27 PM

thanks for the warm welcome guys!

cfg, i'd love the station wagon too...the insignia wagon has a Cd of 0.26 :)

straight5 02-03-2012 10:30 AM

Thats a smooth running engine in those cars. 4speed or 6?

ERTW 02-06-2012 11:04 PM

hi. i have the 4 speed auto. i'd love to swap in an F40 6 speed manual. better in every way than the auto.

straight5 02-08-2012 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ERTW (Post 285148)
hi. i have the 4 speed auto. i'd love to swap in an F40 6 speed manual. better in every way than the auto.

I don't disagree with a 6speed manual being better:

from wiki:
Quote:

Partially through the 2008 model year, the 2.4L Ecotec was offered with a 6-speed automatic transmission.[17] to improve performance and fuel economy
Chevrolet Malibu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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